Kasowitz Scores Pro Bono Win for Detained Guatemalan Immigrant
Kasowitz Benson Torres has secured the release on bond of a Guatemalan immigrant arrested and detained during August 2019 raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on chicken processing plants in Mississippi. We challenged our client’s custody status on the grounds that he is not a flight risk, a danger to persons or property, or a threat to national security. Our client was also eligible for cancellation of removal because he has lived in America for almost 15 years and has four U.S. citizen children. In light of our client’s expected change to non-detained status, his removal proceedings will likely be postponed for several years.
Kasowitz handled this representation in conjunction with Project Corazon, whose mission is to reunite and defend the rights of immigrants and their families and which is sponsored by the Lawyers for Good Government. This is the second release on bond that Kasowitz has secured for an immigrant detained in the August 2019 raids.
The Kasowitz team handling this pro bono matter was led by counsel Julie R. Fischer and included staff attorney Karina C. Aiello Rocha.